Megan Thee Stallion Emotionally Recounts Being Shot as the "Worst Experience of My Life"

Chelsey Sanchez
Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dia Dipasupil - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Today on Instagram Live, Megan Thee Stallion talked to fans about being shot earlier this month, an ordeal she called "the worst experience of my life."

  • She revealed that she had been shot in both feet and had to undergo surgery in order to remove the bullets.

  • The alleged shooter was rapper Tory Lanez, who was soon after arrested at 4:30 a.m. at a Hollywood Hills residence on a concealed weapons charge.

Today, Megan Thee Stallion tearfully opened up to fans via Instagram Live about a July 12 incident in which she was shot. Stallion previously confirmed in an Instagram post that she suffered gunshot wounds that night. Rapper Tory Lanez was arrested as the alleged culprit, reported TMZ.

She first took the time to thank fans who have been sending her their love in the wake of her recovery. "Y'all really been the ones that have been helping me get through this," she said.

"I was shot in both of my feet," she elaborated, struggling to hold back tears as she continued to talk. "I had to get surgery to get the bullets taken out. It was super scary." She again paused as she wiped away tears. Eventually, she went on, "It was the worst experience of my life. And it's not funny. It's nothing to joke about. It was nothing for y'all to start going and making up quick stories about. I didn't put my hands on nobody. I didn't deserve to be shot. I didn't do shit. And thank God that the bullets didn't touch bones, they didn't break tendons. Like, I know my mama and my daddy, my granny had to be looking out for me with that one."

She continued, explaining that she didn't immediately open up about the incident because she "wasn't ready to speak," especially not in such a public setting like Instagram or Twitter.

"On a positive note, I'm just taking some time to myself," she said. "It has definitely made me realize how to move forward and how to protect my energy."

She continued, "Imagine being 25 and you don't have both of your parents. My mama was my best friend. You know, I'm still not really over that. So you gotta try to fill, like, your space with a bunch of people that you think is making you happy. It's a lot."

Stallion said the incident made her realize that she was "moving too fast" while neglecting her inner needs. "I thought I was ready to give good energy to other people, and other people wasn't ready to give good energy to me. Well, I definitely had to sit my ass down and pray on it, and I do feel a lot better." Stallion also expressed gratitude for those around her who were there for the right reasons, as well as for her fans and supporters.

As for the legions of (mostly) men on Twitter making jokes about the shooting, she said, "I ain't ever seen so many grown-ass motherfucking men chime in on some shit that wasn't their motherfucking business in the first motherfucking place." Adding, "Did y'all just wake up, get on the Internet, and be like, 'Oh, I'm gonna say this today because this is gonna be funny.' What if your motherfucking sister got shot? What if your motherfucking girlfriend got shot?"

Though Stallion said that she doesn't expect anyone to "feel sorry" for her, she saw the influx of jokes as disrespectful. "But, anyway, I just want y'all to know that a bitch is alive and well and strong as fuck," she said. "I'm ready to get back to regular programming with my own hot-girl shit."

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